GstarCAD 2012 - A Leap into the New Design
Based on mature GRX technology, GstarCAD 2012 is a significant leap in term of functionality, stability and operational performance. The exceptional new features such as new Dynamic Block Editor, Object Hide/Isolate, 3D Loft, Polyline Boolean, Lisp Debugger, etc. Together with numerous functional enhancements, these features highlight the design-oriented nature of GstarCAD, there by bringing more convenience, compatibility and flexibility to 2D drawing and 3D design.
• Driven by mature and powerful GRX technology
• Exciting new functions and tools highlighted by Dynamic Block Editor
• Unique design-oriented GstarCAD plug-ins
• Brand-new LISP debugger leads to easier LIPS programming
• 500+ improvements ensure best-ever stability and performance
• Standard OCF Convertor for GstarCAD Mobile Client (iPhone, iTouch, iPad)
What's New in GstarCAD 2012?
• Dynamic block editor
• DWF underlay
• Super hatch
• 3D loft
• Spelling check
• Object hide/isolate
• Block attribute manager
• Lisp debugger
• Dwg table to MS Office Excel
• Polyline Boolean
• Text incremental copy
• Layer tools
• PDF to DXF convertor
• Raster data processing
• APIs (VBA,Lisp)
The highlight of GstarCAD 2012 is the new dynamic block editor environment. Together with other new practical functions, GstarCAD 2012 is more flexible and convenient for users to complete designs while maintain high level of compatibility with the latest versions of AutoCAD.
• Dynamic Block Editor
GstarCAD 2012 provides an easy, graphical and powerful new way to create, edit and visualize dynamic blocks via the definition of parameters, visibility states and actions. The function presents more flexibility to standardize design and drawing.
Parts of a dynamic blocks can be made to move, stretch, rotate, lookup and scale. After dyanamic blocks are inserted into the drawings, the shapes and sizes can be easily changed through simple clicking and dragging of blocks, avoiding and redefining or reinserting multiple static blocks.
Dynamic blocks created in GstarCAD 2012 are highly compatible with AutoCAD. Dwg files containing dynamic blocks can be opened and edited seamlessly with either GstarCAD 2012 or AutoCAD, no loss of parameters, visibility modes or actions.
• DWF Underlay
Possible to insert, view, and snap to the data in CAD drawing without being able to edit it.
• Super Hatch
Allows to use raster image, block, external reference, wipe-out, etc. as hatch pattern.
• 3D Loft
Create 3D solid or surface by 3D lofting via at least 2 section curves.
• Spelling Check
Check the spelling of any specified text in a drawing with suggestion vocabulary. Supporting 8 languages
• Object Hide/Isolate
Hide or isolate drawing objects quickly as required. Possible to turn on/off drawing objects regardless of layer to save time in tracking objects.
• Block Attribute Manager
Check and edit the attributes of blocks in current drawing and apply the change to related block reference by running "battman"
• LISP Debugger
Brand-new LISP Degugger interface allows easier LISP programming
Unique GstarCAD Plug-ins
A group of unique plug-ins are implemented in GstarCAD 2012. These exceptional tools are developed for the needs of users in industries as varied as AEC and Mechanical/Manufacture. Unlike general functions which can be found in any other CAD software, the unique plug-ins offer a more practical and design-oriented approach for GstarCAD users.
• Dwg Table to MS Office Excel
Fast, easy and direct transformation of drawing tables to excel sheet.
• Polyline Boolean
Directly conduct Boolean operation (Substract, Union or Intersect) upon closed polylines.
• Text Incremental Copy
Copy text while increasing the selected number or letter in the text pursuant to predefined rule.
• Layer Tools
Possible to switch on/off, freeze or lock non-selected layers.
• Text on Line
Insert text in selected line and automatically break (or not break) the line at the insert position.
• Standard OCF Convertor
Standard OCF Convertor is equipped in GstarCAD 2012 to make easier drawing data transformation for GstarCAD Mobile Client (iPhone, iTouch, iPad).
PDF to DXF Convertor*
Directly convert PDF file to DXF format and insert it into current drawing for further edition
*PDF to DXF Convertor is a third-party application
Improvement and Enhancement
500+ improvements and enhancements of GstarCAD 2012 ensure best-ever stability, high performance, greater flexibility and choice for customization.
More flexible to handle different links to web pages, external documents, etc
• Raster Data Processing
- Newly support formats such as: CALS-1 (*.cal,*.mil,*.rst,*.cg4), RLC, GEOSPORT(.bil), PICT(.pct/.pict), IG4, Autodesk Animator(.fil/.flc).
- Improvement of memory control to enable multiple raster files processing without increase of memory
- Precision improvement of plotting
- Performance enhanced in large Raster data processing
Besides the new implementation of LISP Debugger, a number of VBA functions have been rewritten and optimized in GstarCAD 2012.